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BIOS upgrade to enable NX/XD for Win10 install

Product Name: DV4i-2100
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)

Currently, my Insyde BIOS (version F.0C dated 3/30/2010) does not allow for NX/XD capability, thus not allowing me to upgrade to Windows 10 (from W7 SP1)

Will BIOS upgrade F.0E Rev (01/07/2011) listed on the HP website for my machine (running Intel Core i5 M430 @ 2.27Ghz) upgrade my particular BIOS to enable XD?  Details of this BIOS upgrade state: Enables the Intel CPU "Execute Disable Bit" functionality automatically, which helps to prevent some classes of malicious buffer overflow attacks when combined with a supporting operating system.

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Re: BIOS upgrade to enable NX/XD for Win10 install

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In the end a rhetorical question. I took the risk and installed the HP bios upgrade. It worked, the laptop does not crash with the bios upgrade and Windows 10 has been successfully installed.

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